Jill Kunishima

Director of Development & Communications


Jill Kunishima became EBALDC’s Director of Development and Communications in February 2016 after a decade in nonprofit fundraising.  Stemming from a strong passion for equity and social justice, she has worked tirelessly with a wide array of Oakland-based organizations, including the Peralta Colleges Foundation, Lincoln Child Center, and Covenant House California, to best leverage the time, talent, and funds within those entities.  She has also been active in her community as a board member for Lotus Bloom Child and Family Resource Center, Global Glimpse, and on her local CDBG Board.


Jill has made her home in Oakland since 1999, received her BA from Mills College, and her Masters of Public Administration from San Francisco State University.  In her free time, she loves to travel, and root for the Golden State Warriors.